Building your own FreeBSD USB memstick image

Glen Barber gjb at
Sat Jun 18 02:15:20 UTC 2011


On 6/17/11 9:22 PM, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> CC'ing Ken, Nathan, and Martin since they all have some insight to this
> procedure.
> Given the recent MFC of graid(8) to RELENG_8, I'd like to make my own
> FreeBSD USB memstick image but with the latest RELENG_8 kernel/world.
> For the USB memstick, I've found src/release/scripts/,
> but there's no real explanation as to what "/path/to/directory" should
> be, and that's probably because I'm not familiar with the "build a
> base system" infrastructure.

/path/to/directory should be the 'R/' directory from the 'make release'
process, a subdirectory of the CHROOTDIR target.

> Is the procedure for creating new FreeBSD memstick images documented
> anywhere?

I'd be happy to be proven wrong, but I don't think so.  The release
process for 9.x builds the memstick by default, so I'm not sure it's
worth updating the 7.x/8.x documentation for this.


Glen Barber | gjb at
FreeBSD Documentation Project

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